There have been very few Open Match Race regattas since the last rankings release and hence very few changes to the top order. Adam Minoprio (NZL) completes his tenth consecutive release in the world number one position followed by Ben Ainslie (GBR) who is currently racing for Team Origin against BMW Oracle Racing for the 1851 Cup in Cowes.
The only major change in the top order is the change of places of Torvar Mirsky (AUS) and Mathieu Richard (FRA). Mirsky moves to the third spot, dropping Richard to fourth. Eugeniy Neugodnikov (RUS) currently in eight position is putting pressure on Bjorn Hansen (SWE) with a third position in the Manu Minard Trophy, Match Racing regatta in Pornichet. Both Sébastien Col and Damien Iehl of France drop out of the top ten.
Pierre-Antoine Morvan of France has moved into the top 10 with a win at the Manu Minard Trophy in Pornichet. Another sailor steadily rising up the rankings is Reuben Corbett (NZL) who jumps from #25 to #18 aided by his second placing in Pornichet.
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Lucy Macgregor (GBR) retains the top spot in the Women's ISAF World Match Race Rankings ahead of Claire Leroy of France. Macgregor won one of the only regattas included in this ranking period, the RYA Match Race Academy International held in Weymouth. Claire Leroy (FRA) continues to apply the pressure, winning the Portugal Women's Cup in Troia but these two will face up against each other in the final event of the ISAF Sailing World Cup in Weymouth in a weeks time.
The only other major movement in the top 10 is current ISAF Women's World Match Racing Champion, Nicky Souter (AUS) who drops from fourth to eighth. All the top Women's Match Racing teams are scheduled to race in Weymouth at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta.
The next release of the ISAF World Match Race Rankings will be on 15 September 2010.
ISAF World Match Race Rankings - www.sailing.org/mrrankings